Dr. Mallika Quraishi, DGO, Stanley Medical College, Madras University, 1977

"Among the women who trust her to handle their delivery are those whom she had helped come into this world. It's a unique privilege that comes with being an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for more than 40 years and my Aunt Dr Mallika Quraishi feels blessed to have it. Dr Mallika was among a handful of... Continue Reading →

Vasanthi Devi, M.A, Madras University, 1947.

"Vasanthi Devi received a B.A in 1945 at American College, Madurai, and M.A in Economics at Pachiyappa's College and Madras University. She received her M.A degree in 1947. The above photograph was taken some time in the 1970s when Mrs. Vasanthi Devi was teaching at Ethiraj College. She is being felicitated here by Mrs. Indira... Continue Reading →

Sundari Kumar, B.A, St. Agnes College (Mangalore), Madras University, 1950-51.

 (Photograph was taken in 1953, just after her wedding) "Sundari Kumar received a BA Degree from St. Agnes, Mangalore, then part of Madras University. Mrs. Sundari Kumar later went on to do a Montessori training programme and taught in several schools including Carmel Convent, Calcutta and Loreto Convent, Ranchi." Contributor: Melanie P. Kumar (daughter)

The First Graduate Exhibit opens today: one photo and story at a time

We are excited to announce that today we begin publishing the submissions we have received for the exhibit, one photo and story at a time!  We are choosing to exhibit in this fashion so that each photo and story gets the attention it deserves. Every exhibit will not only be displayed on our website, but circulated... Continue Reading →

N. Sarojini Devi, BA graduate, NSS College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, 1965

"I am N.Sarojini Devi, Retd Dietician, Government Medical College, Thiruvanathapuram. I was the seventh and the youngest born to my parents Sri K.Narayana Pillai and Smt L.Narayani Amma.I had three sisters and three brothers. My parents belonged to a remote village Thiruvithamcodu in Kerala. Now that is part of KanyaKumari after the formation of Kerala... Continue Reading →

S. Parvathy, M.A. Sociology, 1996; her own and her daughter’s account of her accomplishment

“I am the FIRST POST GRADUATE in my family I am from a very middle class family with my sister and two elder brothers.  Three of them could not clear their XI std, but I am the one who completed my XIth std during 1976-77 in a small village called Thiruthuraipundi, Thanjavur Dist, now Thiruvarur... Continue Reading →

S Rangamony, M.A, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, 1944

"Mrs S Rangamony, now 92, was the first woman graduate, in fact post graduate, in her family. Her father, S V Sundarraja Iyengar, was a well-known advocate in Tirunelveli and was an AICC member working alongside S Srinivasa Iyengar.  She went to school at St Ignatius Convent, Palayamkottai, and later did her intermediate in Sarah... Continue Reading →

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